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VOICE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, INC.

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HISTORY

The idea for organizing the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival was first conceived in 2002 among film enthusiasts from the Bosnian-Herzegovinian diaspora in San Francisco and New York City. The late Benjamin Filipović, an awardwinning film director, professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, and president of the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, provided the inspiration for the first film festival.


In 2003, Dr. Džemaludin Harba invited representatives of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian community in New York to a brainstorming meeting regarding a potential festival of Bosnian and Herzegovinian film. This group of volunteers and the Radio Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina together produced the first annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) that same year. Following its debut, in 2005 the BHFF became a co-production between Radio Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
 

In 2003, BHFF was held at the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre. The following year, BHFF moved to larger premises at the Anthology Film Archives, known as an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video. In 2007, BHFF relocated to Tribeca Cinemas, one of New York City's highly regarded film institutions. In 2018, it will take place at the SVA Theatre. 

14th Annual BHFF
SVA Theatre - Anthology Film Archives

April 12 - April 15, 2017

13th Annual BHFF
SVA Theatre - Anthology Film Archives

May 25 - May 28, 2016

12th Annual BHFF
Tribeca Cinemas

May 21 - May 23, 2015

11th Annual BHFF
Tribeca Cinemas

May 1 - May 3, 2014

10th Annual BHFF
Tribeca Cinemas

May 9 - May 11, 2013

8th Annual BHFF
Tribeca Cinemas

May 13 - May 14, 2011

9th Annual BHFF
Tribeca Cinemas

May 3 - May 5, 2012

7th Annual BHFF
Tribeca Cinemas

May 14 - May 15, 2010

6th Annual BHFF
Tribeca Cinemas

May 15 - May 16, 2009

5th Annual BHFF
Tribeca Cinemas

May 9 - May 10, 2008

4th Annual BHFF
Tribeca Cinemas

May 11 - May 12, 2007

2nd Annual BHFF
Anthology Film Archives

April 29 - April 31, 2005

3rd Annual BHFF

Anthology Film Archives

May 19 - May 21, 2006

1st Annual BHFF
Pioneer Theatre

October 24 - October 26, 2003